Article Published: Friday 14th July, 2023 - 1:07pm
One of the magical elements of Cornwall is the proximity to the sea, wherever you are in the county, thanks to being surrounded by the ocean on three sides. While the South-west also boasts incredible countryside and moorlands, the call of the ocean leads many couples to choose their wedding here. This issue is a celebration of all the beautiful things about the ocean, and the wonder of planning a wedding set to a backdrop of sandy beaches, craggy cliffscapes and endless seascapes.
Our cover shoot, Call of the Ocean – set against the stunning backdrop of Lusty Glaze beach – features light and floaty gowns and marine-inspired jewellery, or inspire your modern beach wedding, while For the Love of the Sea will help you incorporate your love of the sea into your wedding day. Taking elements from the miles of winding coastal paths and the craggy charm of hidden coves to the silken sands of long, sugar-white beaches, it'll help you style, scent and plan your wedding with oceanic inspiration.
When it comes to being inspired, there are styled shoots galore for you to pore over and hand-pick your favourite parts from for your own big day. Once Upon a Dream has an abundance of striking flowers set amongst a luxe country house setting, while a pretty-in-pink aesthetic brings a fun-filled vibe to The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Think Pink. Golden Glow has an Art Deco twist on a modern style, and The Wonder of Winter will give all those planning a winter celebration the inspiration to fill their decor with soft candlelight and the magic of nature.
In the sometimes stress-filled world of wedmin, finding serenity and tranquillity is a key focus. 'Be Your Best Self' features top tips to boost your wellbeing, so you're feeling strong, calm and glowing in the run-up to your wedding.
Our bursting Got Wed section showcases the very best of real weddings in Cornwall, and this issue features an incredible collection of celebrations. Whether it's Saskia and Sam's clifftop wedding inspired by "all the colours on Cornish coastal walks", Jeni and Andy's mid-wedding photos on the sands of Holywell Bay or Matt and Charlie's dazzling first dance at their rustic farm reception, they're sure to give you ideas aplenty.
The issue is also packed with all the venues, dresses, jewellery and styling you could wish for, as well as helpful features on wedding cake trends, top-tasting welcome drinks, wedding photography tips, and how to extend your celebrations beyond the day itself. And as your relationship truly begins to deepen as you're pronounced newlyweds, we also look at how to keep your relationship healthy long after you say "I do" in For Better, For Worse.
So whether you've just got engaged or are in the final throes of pulling the small details together for your upcoming nuptials, order your copy of Wed Magazine here, and prepare for a Cornwall wedding – and marriage – like no other.
Verity WestcottPhotos from Sophie